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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
here since late october. they planted it before hurricane sandy hit the east coast and it survived hurricane sandy. maybe that is a good sign it's going stick around longer than the last one did. that is what is going on down here. the perfect weather and we wanted it to be cool. again, president the and mrs. obama and the girls have not arrived yet. when they do, the first thing is to get the tree lit. keep it here on fox 5. will? >> all right, sue, thank you. >>> surprised to hear the limos lighting up. the walk across the street. the first family, after all. we'll see you soon. >>> and we do have a little tree lighting history for you. the national christmas tree was placed on the e lips back in december 1923. that was the first one. on christmas eve, president calvin coolidge walkedhouse to light the tree. see, sometimes they do walk. over the years, the national christmas tree was located in sherman park, lafayette park, and on the south lawn of the white house. in 1954, it moved back to the ellipse and the traditional christmas eve lighting was moved to earlier in december. >
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
it out of sandy hook elementary on december 14th. it's a tough day for parents and staff. >> a moment of silence is our way of honoring the people that have lost their lives. this is a horrible event. this is our way of joining our nation and grieving for their loss. >> reporter: what happened in connecticut is something every school hopes not to confront and has to prepare for. >> in prince georges county and across the nation, you saw a paradigm shift in the way we handle active threat mitigations after columbine. our goal was to come and stabilize the situation. now, we understand that our roll error very to go in and mitigate that threat. >> reporter: prince georges county officers like most other police forces get additional training to deal with such a scenario. the school staff does, too. >> and they trained in active shooters and lockdown drills, other types of emergency situations that may a rise. the best thing is to have an honest, again, age-appropriate dialogue with your young person. and whether that is a six-year- old. you can't be as graphic or direct, but to re
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: with talk of new gun control legislation and in response to the shootings at sandy hook elementary school, a crack down that gun enthusiasts say wouldn't work. >> no loss of gun would think about doing something like. that. >> reporter: inside, there are guns and ammunition and more guns, even machine guns for sell. >> reporter: and there is an active shooting market on the machine guns where people will get together and shot machine guns all day long. >> reporter: nearly half and in the other, nearly 60% asked if they support -- said they support some form of gun control in this country. >> i will tell you what will stop a bad guy with a gun: a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: outside, members of code pink are call for example a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines. >> we need a rationale gun policy and need to get it out of the hands of the nra boys. >> reporter: in district heights, maryland today, about two dozen men, women, and children gathered outside of the gun shop they say helps contribute to the gun violence in communities. >> my
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
driveway a half mile from sandy hook elementary and did not know why they were there but he took them in. >> i brought down my grandson's stuffed animals and they played with them. they didn't say much. i brought them juice and then they seemed to be calmer. >> reporter: that is when they started to open up to him. >> the boy said we can't go back. we can't go back to the school. we can't go back. we don't have a teacher and they kept repeating that. >> reporter: a white-and-green ribbon adorning this -- adorns this bus, a simple reminder of friday's attack. with police standing by, a parade of classes shuttle children to the first day back at class. down the road at the saint rose of loma's church with stuffed candle light and flowers, the family and friends of six-year- old james mattiolied goodbye. he loved recess and math. a short time later, another funeral for six-year-old jessica rekos, a horse lover who wanted a new pair of cowgirl boots for christmas. the people across the country reaching out in many ways, some embracing the unconditional love of therapy dogs. >> find r
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